Interstellar Adventures

January 9, 2007

The thing about weather in Texas…

Filed under: Family & Friends,Interstellar Travel,Texas Life — by InterstellarLass @ 9:51 am

It’ll change. Makes planning anything in advance practically impossible. Our January wedding was perfect weather – mild temperatures and partly clear skies. This last Friday was nice weather. Saturday was crap. Sunday was nice weather. Sadly, the wedding was scheduled for Saturday. Saturday evening. In an outdoor chapel. In the hills outside Austin. In BFE. I mean, the location is beautiful. When you can see, and when it’s not in the 40’s with the wind blowing. Everyone was miserable, from the bride on down. You could tell the pastor was mentally editing the ceremony just to get everyone out of there and into cover and warmth. It was especially difficult for the handicap/elderly members of the party. The path was paved with cedar chips, and it was a bit of an uphill hike from the parking lot to the chapel. The good thing was everyone kept a humor about it.

I was also confused about the scheduling of the hotel location, the rehersal dinner location, the ceremony and the reception. Nothing was close. The only thing that was close was the proximity of the reception to a liquor store, and that was just luck. 🙂

The happy couple is now enjoying a Caribbean cruise. Sunday morning Nick and I were enjoying breakfast with Bubba when the newly-weds called. We think we forgot to sign the marriage license. “No bringing her back now.” the bride’s father joked. “You’ve had the wedding night.” Turned out everything was OK though. They’d signed when they got the license. The pastor did everything else. Phew. All legal.


I’ve discovered, via Gypsy, that this week is National De-Lurking Week. Come on, I know it’s painful, but I haven’t gone whoring for comments in a while. If you come by regularly or irregularly, let me know.


Button courtesy of PaperNapkin.


  1. Cool! I am your first de-lurked commenter. I read regularly.

    WRT your comment about the reception being close to a liquor store, my experience (my brother lives in Houston and my wife’s sister lives in Wylie) has been that *everything* in Texas is close to liquor store…

    Thanks for commenting PT! Not quite everything in Texas is close to a liquor store. The city where I grew up was totally dry, you couldn’t even buy beer and wine. Where I live now, beer and wine is sold in grocery and convenience stores. We have to go to Dallas or Addison to buy actual spirits. All the laws are bizarre and there’s no rhyme or reason to figuring them out!


    Comment by pt — January 9, 2007 @ 10:58 am |Reply

  2. Well, I’m not commenting because it’s delurking week. Just here to say hi.

    That’s cute about the marriage license. It will be a wedding that they will always remember vividly. That’s good.

    Comment by Raehan — January 9, 2007 @ 10:58 am |Reply

  3. *de-lurks herself*

    but I think you already knew I came here….

    Comment by Carol-anne — January 9, 2007 @ 12:47 pm |Reply

  4. Yay! More de-lurking! 🙂

    We want an outdoor wedding, and this is my fear — that it will turn nasty. Florida can be much like Texas that way.

    P.S. My mother used to live in Podunk, Texas, and we had to drive 40 minutes out of her dry county to get a drink. And then you had to have some sort of card.

    Comment by Gypsy — January 9, 2007 @ 3:05 pm |Reply

  5. Also de-lurking myself – I found you through Thursday Thirteen a few weeks ago.

    Comment by Lindsey — January 9, 2007 @ 4:51 pm |Reply

  6. OKAY! I’m out. I lurk here all the time. Oh wait, no I don’t. I’m a full-blown loiterer!

    Wedding details can be stressful enough without having to worry about Mother Nature! Nice touch by the liquor store gods though.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — January 9, 2007 @ 5:03 pm |Reply

  7. Ah yes, I forgot about the dry counties. Indeed. I amend my statement to say that Texas is bimodal. There is either a liquor store on every corner or the county is dry! Quite a interesting state of affairs.

    Comment by pt — January 9, 2007 @ 8:17 pm |Reply

  8. I don’t think that I’m really lurking — but then again…

    I’m David and my interest is communication (mass media). I’m taking a year-long trip and testing the utility of seven media channels: blog; newspaper column; online forum; map room; photo gallery; podcasts; and radio.

    If the idea of getting your message out there using more of these options, please take a look — and leave a comment, if you aren’t a lurker…

    Comment by David — January 12, 2007 @ 1:27 am |Reply

  9. I’m going to comment again because of this thing about the dry states and liquor stores….

    The one thing that amazed me when I was in the states was that we had to go to a special store to buy liquor… here in the UK everything is available everywhere… you can even buy spirits and beer when you fill up with petrol…. (gas for the americans!!!) sometimes I think its madness… most times I think its great.. especially when the wine I was supposed to take to someones dinner party is sitting on MY kitchen counter….

    Comment by Carol-anne — January 13, 2007 @ 5:58 am |Reply

  10. I always like Sunny weather and disliked gloomy rainy weather.”:;

    Comment by Thomas Williams — May 24, 2010 @ 12:50 am |Reply

  11. i just wish that there is always sunny weather because i love the sun-*,

    Comment by Claire Richardson — September 29, 2010 @ 6:41 pm |Reply

  12. the weather these days are not very sunny, i wish that it is sunny everyday,'”

    Comment by Chair Pads  — October 14, 2010 @ 2:08 am |Reply

  13. the weather will always be cold now because the winter months are coming.-:

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